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Technical Officer

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
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  • Closing Date: 2020-10-29

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Team Lead at Regional Emergency Director (RED) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Technical Officer will:

  • Provide support in collaboration with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational, and HR work plans under WHO Health Emergencies;
  • Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for strategic decision making;
  • Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge management within WHE for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases;
  • Facilitate communication between Regional Emergency Director and Incident Management Support Team (IMST) technical leads and country support teams and route relevant requests;
  • Support in the development of action plans, analysis and monitoring of COVID-19 response at country and regional level;
  • Support in documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of WHE’s areas of work.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher technical diploma in International Relations, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related field from an accredited academic institution.
Required experience: 60 Months Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Monitoring and evaluation, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Other emergency management experience Area of expertise details:
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases or area related to emergency;
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a public health or closely related field;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Public Health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 29-10-2020

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